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  • At least 149 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

    20 September 2017 3:05 AM 1

    A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 149 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming in a country still reeling from a deadly temblor that struck less than two weeks ago. The earthquake caused apartment blocks to sway violently in the center

  • Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Wengler

    20 September 2017 2:50 AM

    A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning four miles from Wengler, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:10 a.m. PDT time at a depth of 10.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Shasta Lake, 29 miles from Redding and 50 miles from Red Bluff. In the last 10 days, there

  • Jitters and surprise in South Korea and Japan over Trump’s speech to the U.N

    20 September 2017 2:48 AM

    TOKYO — The United States’ closest allies in Asia seemed blindsided by President Trump’s latest outburst against North Korea, in which he threatened not just to act against Kim Jong Un’s regime, but also to destroy an entire country of 25 million people. In his maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump derided Kim as “Rocket

  • Man convicted for shooting kea

    20 September 2017 2:16 AM 2

    A man has been sentenced to community service for shooting and killing a kea. Robert Derek Aberson, of Takaka Hill, was given 200 hours' community service in the Nelson District Court on Wednesday, after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawfully hunting or killing protected wildlife. The Department of Conservation prosecuted Aberson after he admitted

  • The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

    20 September 2017 2:16 AM

    A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

  • The Latest: Buildings tumbled in Mexican town near epicenter

    20 September 2017 2:11 AM

    Buildings collapsed, including the town hall and local church, in the town of Jojutla in southern Morelos state, which was close to the epicenter of Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake. Twelve people died in the town. The Instituto Morelos secondary school partly collapsed, but school director Adelina Anzures said the earthquake drill the school held in the morning

  • Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea

    20 September 2017 1:54 AM 2

    The Department of Conservation welcomed the conviction today of a Nelson man for shooting at kea, killing one. Robert Derek Aberson of Canaan Road, Takaka Hill, was sentenced to 200 hours’ community service today in the Nelson District Court on a charge of unlawfully hunting or killing absolutely protected wildlife, namely kea, in breach of the Wildlife

  • Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at U.N., threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

    20 September 2017 12:31 AM

    NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United Nations’ hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the international nuclear deal with Iran as an “embarrassment

  • Mexico quake toll mounts

    19 September 2017 10:38 PM 2

    A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 119 people, toppling buildings in the capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic. Thousands of people ran out into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the quake struck around lunchtime. Sirens blared as first responders rushed through the streets

  • Senators push for churches to get disaster relief grants

    19 September 2017 9:48 PM

    Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits. Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford